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Why Is Fastly's Stock Plummeting Today?

Why Is Fastly's Stock Plummeting Today?

Fastly Inc (NYSE: FSLY) is trading significantly lower on Thursday morning after the company announced its CFO is stepping down and issued weak second-quarter guidance. 

What Happened: Fastly announced its first-quarter financial results on Wednesday after market close. The company reported an earnings loss of 12 cents per share, missing the estimate for a loss of 11 cents per share. It reported revenue of $84.85 million, missing the estimate of $85.08 million.

The cloud software provider projected revenue of $84 million to $87 million in the second quarter, below the estimate of $91 million. Fastly also announced CFO Adriel Lares will be stepping down. The company noted Lares will remain CFO until a successor is appointed.

“We had another outstanding quarter, delivering revenue of nearly $85 million, up 35% year-over-year. We are observing that many of the trends that emerged last year appear to have become permanent, even as the world begins to reopen," said Joshua Bixby, CEO of Fastly.

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Analyst Rating Changes: Oppenheimer maintained its Outperform rating and lowered its price target from $110 to $85.

Piper Sandler maintained its Neutral rating and raised its price target from $45 to $65. 

Price Action: Fastly traded as high as $136.50 and as low as $22.01 over a 52-week period. At last check Thursday, the stock was down 23.40% at $44.48.

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